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Address: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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Plaza to see all the locals

A very nice place to take a break and soak up the scene. It is also called El Jardin and is the main square of the town. It is busy day and night with beautiful architecture all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very nice place to take a break and soak up the scene. It is also called El Jardin and is the main square of the town. It is busy day and night with beautiful architecture all around and very pedestrian friendly since it is closed to cars. Musicians abound with vendors, shops and cafes all around.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Even if you are not "religious", this is worth a visit. The architecture is beautiful, the art unusual, and, yes, it does feel very spiritual. At night, the lighting is beautifully done and accents the architecture. The only downside is that there are always people around trying to peddle you some souvenirs. Still worth a visit.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Words can't capture the experience of just sitting on a bench and people watching that is my favorite pastime in San Miguel de Allende. And what better place to do that than El Jardin? No matter who you are or how long your visit, an early evening stroll through the zocalo (small by Mexican standards) is a must, must, must.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Zocalo called The Jardin here in San Miguel.. The best meeting place..Superb people watching as one sits on a bench watching the world go by.. Here is where we have welcomed the New Year for the last 20 years.....Have watched parades, fireworks, listened to concerts, Bought balloons, baskets, dolls... Or just sat on a be have reading the Atencion...

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Buzzing day and night. A place to people watch, eat be entertained and marvel at the stunning architecture. San Miguel doesn't have many 5 star sights. THIS is the sight.

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Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

You will find the zocalo mainly full of locals watching the world go by or entertaining their children.Around the square there are lots stalls, mainly with various kinds of foods

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was en excellent place to stay for the festival of the Dia de los Muertos. In this town you can feel the real life of the common Mexican and his different festivals they are celebrating all over the year without making a commercial show for the tourist.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A wonderful place to sit and enjoy life as it passes by. The Zocalo is in front of the Parroquia where weddings seem to be non stop with parades of celebrants marching with bands and tall puppets leading the parade, each celebrant with a cup for the free pouring tequila. Lots of street merchants selling their wares and refreshments and... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Perhaps the number one attraction of San Miguel. La Parroquia, copied by the Master Builder from a post card form a church in Germany and built with a unique and beautiful pink stone from the area, and the Main Square across from it, El Jardín, are pristine examples of the arch-typical life style of the Colonial Mexican Culture, where cultures... More 

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Dallas
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great place for people-watching. Fun place for Day of the Dead festivities. Also saw 4 wedding parties and their celebrations. A happening place in a great location.

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